Torcello Island, Venice

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Spend a few hours on Torcello Island, and you'll understand why Ernest Hemingway chose this as his writing base in 1948. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta dates back to 639 CE and houses 11th- and 12th-century Byzantine art, including a depiction of the Last Judgment. Look out from the bell tower for views of the countryside. The island also is home to two 14th-century palaces, the Palazzo dell'Archivo and the Palazzo del Consiglio. The latter, originally the seat of the island's government, is now a museum. Stop by Locanda Cipriani, the restaurant and hotel where Hemingway wrote "Across the River and Into the Trees." Take a look at our Venice trip itinerary builder tool to schedule your visit to Torcello Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Small island next to Burano. The Vaporettes stop at this location. On site you have restaurants, basilica. Toilets at 1.50 Euro. Here are the GPS coordinates for this location 45-29'54.4"N 12-25'07.8"E Visited during the month of August 2019.
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  • A different ride. A picturesque islet with some good places to eat. Totally different from Murano and Burano the neighboring islands. There's not much to see but it's worth the ride.
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  • Here we got almost by accident - Torcello in our Venetian plans took the place of a "reserve player" and we planned to visit here with free time after seeing Burano. And there was time. Here we, first of all, very pleased with the desert! No, the people here, of course, were, but after the cannibal of Venice it is a real desert. And for this reason, the complete absence of pesky swarthy migrants with cheap souvenirs that climb under their feet at every turn. Also we have not met here active and noisy Chinese tour groups)) On the island there is something that is not at all in Venice - it is the early Christian churches that have preserved their original appearance - Santa Maria Assunta and the octagonal church of Santa Fosca. They are the first temples of the city, their construction dates back to 638. There is also a personal legend. It states that the first inhabitants of the island were the Venetians, who previously lived in the city of Altinum. In the 5th century...
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  • Looking for a place where you can relax from the hustle and bustle of the city, head to the exceptional island of Torcello. This peaceful, almost uninhabited island is located in the northern part of the Venetian lagoon. The ancient atmosphere of the place is underlined by two beautiful Byzantine churches.
  • Interesting place but not a lot to do in the heat of the day
  • There is a three island tour. Murano, Murano and Torcello about 20 bucks from a tour operator. Or you can purchase a ticket for the water taxi for 24 hours were about the same amount of money. Has a small church a little coffee stand and a museumTorcello is one of the many islands of Venice and provides an escape from the close buildings and for some occasionally claustrophobic crowdedness of Venice itself.
  • It was a beautiful cathedral, with a interesting history. The restaurants there served great food, and had musical entertainment. It's a lovely little island.
  • The basilica is fabulous and it was renovated by Romanian masters!
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